studyinserendipity wrote:I can't remember if I'm just imagining this, but doesn't he isolate and elaborate on some of the images used in his longer works?
Well, he incorporated his parable "Before the Law" into The Trial. Also, "The Stoker" is the first chapter of Amerika, though it stands alone as a story, and is generally presented as such. I can't think of anything else, though. And yes, he is terrific.
Hey Narsil, how did Infinite Jest turn out? And how long did it take you to get through it? Sorry, never mind.
I picked it up myself recently, but am currently reading another massive tome, so
definitely I'll get to it soon.
On topic: I'm still reading Melville's massive epic poem Clarel
. I love it so much, but it may not be for everyone, stylewise. Like Dostoevsky he foresaw so much of what we're living through today, but the way it's presented makes it seem so archaic.
[Edited for attentive reading.]
"Personally, I'd never want to be a member of any group where you either have to wear a hat or you can't wear a hat." --George Carlin.